UK actor, John Boyega stars as Finn in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We have already seen John featured in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with Harrison Ford and Chubaka.

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Finn – John Boyega

John Boyega has a lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Finn alongside UK actress Daisy Ridley who plays Rey. Thanks to last year’s teaser, John Boyega’s Finn was actually the first of the new characters we got to “meet” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but sadly the actor is still trying to keep his role in the movie as secretive as possible. As described by Boyega during the panel, the character begins the story finding himself in incredible danger. This fact winds up changing his life completely, and “launches him into the Star Wars universe in a unique way.” That’s not much to go on, but it was finally confirmed that the character does indeed start the movie as a Stormtrooper (a reveal that earned him a comedic glare from J.J. Abrams on stage).

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Rey – Daisy Ridley

Perhaps because she has spent so much time being told not to give anything away about her character, Daisy Ridley actually seemed legitimately excited to be on stage and finally revealing certain aspects of the role that she will be playing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Contrary to rumors that were spreading around, she is not actually from Tatooine, but instead from a different desert planet altogether – a planet called Jakku. She described herself as a scavenger who lives in a ship graveyard (which goes a long way in explaining the crashed Star Destroyer seen in the new trailer. She describes herself as self-sufficent and solitary, but “meets another character” and sees her adventure begin. And while she didn’t specifically say who this character is, it was heavily hinted that it will be…

Back to John Boyega

We first saw John Boyega in the British comedy block buster Attack the Block playing Moses, the boy from the streets that save’s his block from an Alien invasion alongside Nick Frost, Luke Treadaway twin brother of Harry Treadaway. Since then we have seen John in Half Of A Yellow Sun, Imperial Dreams, Junk Hearts, My Murder and also 24: Live Another Day as Chris Tanner.


We have really high hopes for John Boyega and we expect big things from the UK actor. We will update this post with further information as we receive it.

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